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Amsterdam Institute of Finance

Klaas de Vries is a partner at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. As a corporate/M&A specialist, Klaas is the trusted adviser to a number of listed companies, large multinationals and private equity firms on a wide range of issues, including public and private M&A, joint ventures, restructurings, corporate law, corporate governance and listing rules in the Netherlands and abroad.

Klaas has considerable experience in cross-border M&A, assisting clients in their transactions outside their home country.

Klaas’s recent work includes advising:

  • HAL Investments on the sale of AudioNova to Sonova
  • Takeaway.com on its IPO on Euronext Amsterdam
  • Grontmij on the recommended public offer by Sweco
  • HAL Investments on its acquisition of Deli Building Supplies
  • Royal KPN on its acquisition of cloud services provider IS Group
  • RELX on a number of divestments including various publishing activities and Royal PBNA
  • Klépierre on the recommended public exchange offer for Corio
  • Royal Ahold Delhaize on the acquisition of SPAR’s Czech business
  • Royal Ahold Delhaize on the divestment of its Slovakian activities
  • Egeria on the sale of NRC Media to Mediahuis
  • Royal Ahold Delhaize on its acquisition of online retailer Bol.com

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